19 posts categorized "Challenge"

04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/10/2019

Wed 10

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that there is a monthly challenge running currently on the blog titled "Blooming Garden". You can create any project following the theme, just include at least one Poppystamps product and submit the photo of your project for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

 

I created white card with white garden! My garden is poppies! So tender and beaty! 

I added gold glitter and some pink for desert!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

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04/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#55 - Blooming Garden

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Spring Cleaning is Mac Mable

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Shona Chambers.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#55 Blooming Garden - There's nothing like a walk in the garden to to bring you peace of mind and renew your love of life.  There's so much to discover as you take a turn about the park... beautiful flowers and foliage, sunshine to warm your face and a cool place to rest in the shade by the pond when you get tired.  You're not alone as butterflies flutter, bunnies scamper, and crickets chirp.  Show us what makes you happy, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

 

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Tanya Palamarchuk

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

03/20/2019

Wed 20

Miss You
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the challenge on the Poppystamps blog for this month?  It's 'Spring Cleaning' time!

So if you have something old you could use hiding away in your stash, perhaps you would like to join us?

...  Or perhaps you prefer to make something Clean And Simple?

Either way, there is still time to play!

You have until 12am on March 28th, US EST to join in...  and a random winner does get a prize!

I've opted for a CAS card using one of Poppystamps older dies that IS still in stock...  the Powell Butterfly.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've cut the Powell Butterfly from stamping card and simply used an ink dauber to add these two colours as symmetrically as I can.

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Then I've created the smallest of ink splatters using this Twinkling H20 teal colour.  (For those of you unfamiliar with Twinkling H20's, they are a watercolour with added mica).

Once dry, I've simply stamped and heat embossed 'Miss You' from the new 'You Are Wonderful' Art Deco clear stamp set...

...  and I've added this Whittle Wood Frame using two layers glued together for added dimension.     

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To finish, I've simply attached the butterfly from the centre, and once completely dry and secure...  added a touch more sparkle over the butterfly ink using a 'Clear Overlay'  pen by Spectrum Noir.

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The beauty of a CAS card is that it never takes too long to make...

Thank you so much for stopping by today. x

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03/13/2019

Wed 13

PSC#54 Reminder..Clean & Simple..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today with  a reminder of our monthly  Challenge " Clean and Simple or something Old.

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Now I`m not really a "Clean and Simple" card maker, so I`ve  gone along with the OLD! 

I Love these Birch Press designs stackable dies and old Poppystamp dies "Peony Stems & Blossoms" clear stamps with matching dies.

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I used grey ink for my stamping, one pink alcohol marker and green for colouring..

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 few years since I used these beautiful stackable dies.

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I have cut and adhered the three together  4.1/2"x 5.1/2" 

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Adhered to dark Burgundy  card touch larger.

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Main card size 5"x 6.1/2"

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Pointed oval Frames used for the floral mat..pearls and ribbon with "Simple Thanks" onto the smallest size "Stitch Tunnel Tags"

 We're looking for projects that use "something old" or that you haven't used in a while (eyelets, brads or stick pins anybody...

Are you a already clean and tidy?  Well then .. make something CLEAN and SIMPLE.  This style is defined by one main image and lots of white open space.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on March 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  April 1.   

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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03/11/2019

Mon 11

For Always Being There
by Donna Peachey

 

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Have you been joining in with our Spring release Blog Blitz?

I do hope so as there are prizes to be won!

Want to know more?  Here's how...

The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Today's prize that's being given away is this...

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The Whittle Birds.

Aren't they just so sweet?

As you can see, I've gone Monochrome today...  with just a touch of grey in the sentiment to soften things up a bit.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've started off by making a partial background from the new Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

I've used my stamp just as pictured... 

Ink directly on to the stamp.  Use a baby wipe to clean and soften the edges of the inked shape.  Place card on top of stamp (carefully aligning with a straight edge) and use a brayer to apply pressure over the card and transfer the image.

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Next, I've cut out the dies I will need. 

To add definition, I've added layers to the frame and both sizes of birds.  

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Stamp on the sentiment, as close to the edge as you can.  I've chosen to heat emboss mine.

Then arrange the mini scene and glue everything in to place as shown.  

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Once dry, I've cut another piece of card that's slightly wider than my card base and glued the two together to create an additional layer of visual interest.

Then I've sprayed on clear varnish to protect the card...

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...  and added on a few hearts (cut from the Big Donut craft die).

Don't forget, the Blog Blitz finishes at midnight on March 17th, US EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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03/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#54 Spring Cleaning

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Love Me Do! is Annie!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Sunny's Craft! 

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#54 - The unpredictable weather this time of year makes it a perfect time for a little Spring cleaning!   It's a great way to organize your crafty space so everything is just where you want it when the sunshine is calling you outside and you're a little short on time.   We're looking for projects that use "something old" or that you haven't used in a while (eyelets, brads or stick pins anybody?  Maybe just me? )    Are you a already clean and tidy?  Well then .. make something CLEAN and SIMPLE.  This style is defined by one main image and lots of white open space.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Tanya Palamarchuk

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Pam Simpson

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Donna Peachey

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on March 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  April 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

02/25/2019

Mon 25

DONUT Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everybody!

Tanya here!

And I want to remind you of our Challenge! You have a few more days to participate! 'Love Me Do' is the theme of this month challenge.

I prepare style card with gold donut! This dies by Poppystamp is so perfect! I play and play with them!

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For my Donut I used gold cardstock and glitter foam! 

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I made big sentiment using a stamp and hot embossing on a black card stock with glitter powder.

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DONUT forget you are awesome!!! :)

Hugs!

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02/20/2019

Wed 20

With Love
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Challenge for this month?

It's all about 'Love'.  In fact, 'Love Me Do' is the theme.

So whether it's an engagement, a wedding, an anniversary...  or any other 'Love' theme you can think of, we would love to see your design.

Will you be playing along?

I do hope so!  There is still time.

Here's how my 'Love' themed card was made...

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I've started off by using the middle sized Pinpoint Hearts craft die.

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To add the slightest hint of a background I've used a few of the die cuts from the Little Kindness set as stencils.

Be very gentle adding the ink.  (I used a finger dauber).  You want just the smallest amount to add a hint of a design to the background.

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Then I've inked up some stamping card using a gorgeous shade of pink liquid watercolour...  and once dry, cut out both sizes of Whittle Hearts.

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Next comes the stamping (heat embossed).  Isn't this just the cutest little stamp set?

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This Gentle Hearts die is really so versatile.  (It's just been discontinued this week, so if it was on your 'wish list' now's the time to get scouring the shops as some may still have it in stock).  I've simply cut it from a strip of black card and distressed the edges.

Notice that I've cut it ever so slightly wider than the width of the card base?

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You'll need these two flowers (cut twice as shown) from the Tall Sketch Daisies set.  Glue them together to create a little dimension. 

Then, using the same grey card, cut out two sets of the Birdsong Mini Corner (see supplies if you aren't sure what this die looks like).  You'll be cutting these corners in half as you only need the mini branch with two leaves on.

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Assemble the card as shown (you'll need to trim down the flower stems), adding one tiny gem and one black heart...  then spray with silver glitter varnish.

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I know glitter varnish can be hard to see on a photo.  Hope this close up helps!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Oh, and to save you looking here's a quick reminder...

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26th to link up your design to the challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you make!

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02/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#53 - Love Me Do!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Starry Night is Sunny's Craft

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is treebug!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#53 - Love Me Do!   Love is in the air!  We're looking for projects with a love theme including but not limited to Valentine's Day, Wedding and Anniversary.  Entries are not limited to cards, we'd love to see tags, decorations and more!  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Tanya Palamarchuk

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Pam Simpson

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Donna Peachey

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  March 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!